Democracy Now! Tuesday, July 1, 2003
Producer Democracy Now!Audio/Visual sound, color
Pentagon To Develop New Generation of Superweapons
In Iraq World Food Program Launches Largest Food Emergency Ever
AFP: Four US Soldiers Killed in Baghdad
Falluja Mosque Destroyed By Explosion
U.S. May Cut Aid to 35 Allied Countries Over International Criminal Court
The White House Considers $300M Aid to the Palestinians
- New Evidence Points to US Violations of International Law in its Treatment of Iraqi Detainees
Amnesty International reports that Iraqi prisoners are subject to “cruel, inhuman and degrading conditions” at US detention centers in Baghdad. Hundreds of detainees have also have been denied the right to see families or lawyers or have a judge review their detention.
- Anti-War Protestors Sue the New York Police for Violating Their Civil Rights
Many protesters found themselves trapped in “pens” and subsequently attacked or arrested by the police department as they protested the upcoming invasion of Iraq by the US.
- Could the Supreme Court's Recent Rulings Pave the Way for Bush to Pack the Federal Court w/ Conservative Judges?
Attorney Martin Garbus, author of Courting Disaster: The Supreme Court & the Unmaking of American Law, reviews the Court’s recent session and its impact on the future of the federal courts.
- The Head of the Environmental Protection Agency Christie Todd Whitman Steps Down
Critics say Whitman took an active role in weakening environmental standards across the board–in everything from arsenic in the drinking water to slashing funding for enforcement.